Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Children's Health

All parents share the goal of keeping their children as healthy and happy as possible. Promoting health and effectively addressing illness are the two ways your health care provider attempts to support families in this endeavor. The old saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," remains as true today as it always has been.

Part of childhood often includes acute illnesses (short but sometimes severe), especially in the preschool years. Luckily the vast majority of childhood illnesses are self-limited, and with some simple and safe interventions, the children rebound with health and vigor. Because a child must build up their arsenal of immunity to fight off colds and viruses, they typically will have up to a dozen of such infections a year during the first few years of life.

(More)


Understanding Children's Health

  • Start Early: Obesity Prevention in Early Care and Education Settings
  • Choose Water First For Thirst!
  • Healthy Weight for Kids
  • Kids & Diabetes - from ideastream and NetWellness
  • Child Wellbeing and Safety
  • Food and Nutrition for Kids
  • Mental Health and Kids
  • School Life
  • 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children
  • ABCs of Raising Healthy Kids
  • (More)

  • Commonly Asked Questions


    View All Q&As

  • Questions About Asthma and Breathing in Children
  • Questions About Children's Mental Health
  • Questions About Children's Wellbeing and Safety
  • Questions About Diet and Nutrition
  • Questions About Healthy Weight and Kids
  • Questions About Potty Training
  • What Does My Baby's Head Circumference Mean?
  • Why Does My Child Have Body Odor?
  • Can Children Get Adult-Onset Diabetes?
  • How Often Should Children Receive Fluoride Treatments?
  • (More)

  • Additional Information

  • Symptoms and Tests
  • Treatment
  • The Body
  • Research Studies
  • Info by Age, Ethnicity, Sex
  • Meet Our Experts

    NetWellness Expert James E Heubi

    James E Heubi, MD
    University of Cincinnati

    Other Experts

    Last Updated: Jul 29, 2014